We inch closer and close to the fall signing period coming up on November 14th, and it seems like there’s new Marquette women’s basketball recruiting news every time we turn around. This time, it was Illinois native Camryn Taylor announcing her verbal commitment to Marquette for the class of 2019.
I am happy to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at Marquette University !!! Im officially a Golden Eagle !! pic.twitter.com/bkqifkO25a— CamBam (@cam_24tay) September 29, 2018
Taylor attends Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois, and if that that sounds familiar to you, there’s a reason. That’s the hometown and high school of former Marquette men’s basketball forward Marcus Jackson, and let’s just say he’s fired up about the news.
Taylor picked up an offer from the Golden Eagles back in March of this year right after she helped Richwoods win a Class 3A state title with 11 points in the championship game. The 6’2” Taylor averaged 11.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a junior, and here’s what her club team coach says about her:
“One of the things we thought she could separate herself with was her motor; the ability to be engaged offensively and defensively and stay active at all times,” Example Sports AAU director Barry Bradford said in August. “That’s what separates her initially with all of the athleticism and physical tools that she has.”
If you’re going to play for Carolyn Kieger at Marquette, you’re going to have to be engaged at all times. The Golden Eagles are going to try and run you out of the building night in and night out, and a post presence with a high motor is exactly what Marquette needs.
Taylor is a prospect that was rising in attention since winning that state title, eventually finding her way to 26 different scholarship offers, including six from high major programs in late July alone. She took an official visit to Marquette back in early August and visited Colorado as well.
With Claire Kaifes on board as of September 19th, Marquette is up to four commitments in the Class of 2019. That seems like a lot, but it’s likely that the Golden Eagles are not done yet. With Taylor committed, MU still projects to have four scholarships available for the fall of 2019. That’s what happens when you go into 2018-19 with six seniors and two unused scholarships. Kieger and her staff still have a few irons in the fire, including Shemera Williams and Sydnee Roby. Both young ladies are Milwaukee area prospects ranked in the top 70 in the country, with Williams taking an official visit to Marquette recently and Roby trimming her list to five schools including MU.
Here’s what the scholarship chart looks like right now.